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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

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Lisette Le

City of Ideas

A Community in Pain Builds for the Future

From the Spring 2021 issue of TBF News: A new Boston Foundation fund targets its support to nonprofit partners serving the many immigrant, low-income and economically disadvantaged Asian Americans in Greater Boston.

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Paul Lee of Asian Community Fund

City of Ideas

A Conversation with Paul Lee

Born in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood as the son of Chinese immigrants, Boston Foundation Board member Paul Lee has dedicated much of his work to supporting and founding Asian-serving nonprofits - now as co-founder of the Asian Community Fund.

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City of Ideas

The COVID Crisis: One Year Later

From the Spring 2021 TBF News: One year after COVID ravaged communities in and around Boston, we revisit those communities to explore how local leaders are working to ensure equity in the recovery of what has been an inequitable pandemic.

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Abolition letters story

City of Ideas

Giving Voice to the Abolitionists

A remarkable new video from the Associates of the Boston Public Library brings to life letters of some of Boston's most-famed 19th century abolitionists, through the voices of today's students at Boston Arts Academy.

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TBF in the Media

The Boston Globe

In the Media

Boston business leaders launch campaign to raise $10 million for Latino Equity Fund

State Street Corp. and Eastern Bank each have finalized $1 million commitments to the Latino Equity Fund. They are kicking off an ambitious effort to raise $10 million to rebrand the fund and broaden its mission. Tufts Health Plan, which recently merged with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, is the other key corporate donor so far, pledging $333,000. And an anonymous donor has pledged $450,000.

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The Boston Globe

In the Media

Mariachi is high art for Verónica Robles and her all-woman band

Eager to prove that the centuries-old, largely male-dominated genre does not lend itself to a gender-specific composition, Verónica Robles, with the help of a Live Arts Boston grant in 2018 from the Boston Foundation, set out to form New England’s first all-female mariachi. For her, the time couldn’t be better to educate the public about the Mexican music tradition, and the strides women are making within it.

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In the Media

Op-ed: International worker day is a day for civil rights for all

In the wake of International Workers' Day, Aixa Beauchamp (co-founder, Latino Equity Fund; co-chair, Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund) and Tammy Tai (Deputy Director, King Boston) remind us - "The calls of Dr. King, Chávez, & Huerta for labor rights, economic fairness, & racial justice ring as true today as they ever did."

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Coming Back to Class: What Predicts Reenrollment of Students Who Have Stopped Out of College?

This report for Success Boston, The Boston Foundation and the Boston Opportunity Agenda explores the many reasons why students at two institutions, Bunker Hill Community College and UMass-Boston, "stopped out" of their learning without a degree, and the reasons they did (or did not) return. The report also discusses ways in which other two- and four-year institutions might take the lessons of this report into practice.

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Shared Spaces: Learnings from the Place Leadership Network

A web collection and a new report capture some of the impacts and lessons learned of the Place Leadership Network, a year-long pilot bringing together a diverse cohort of place-based organizations to learn, build a network, and work toward creating more equitable spaces in Greater Boston

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TBF News: Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 edition of TBF News features a closer look at the new Asian Community Fund, along with a profile of one of its founders, Paul Lee. Plus we revisit Chelsea and East Boston one year after the start of the pandemic, and share how an anonymous Boston Foundation donor has given voice to the words of some of the nation's leading 19th-century Abolitionists.

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